Credit unions running on the widely used Symitar Episys core processing platform are invited to participate in a new collaborative marketplace to exchange programming solutions.
The PowerOn Marketplace is named after the customization tool the company offers credit unions to allow them to develop custom applications independent of the core code.
Symitar, a San Diego-based division of Jack Henry & Associates with a client list of about 750 credit unions, said the centralized community resource is intended to allow its clients to share, review and adopt ideas and custom programming solutions.
“Candidly, previous methods of trading code were unsecure and sometimes exclusive, so we created PowerOn Marketplace as a convenient way to access, share, and rate solutions in a safe, reliable environment,” said Symitar President Ted Bilke.
PowerOn Marketplace will launch with more than 20 unique solutions, including eSnapshot, a credit union-defined dashboard, and SIGPAD Survey, which converts a common digital signature pad into a member survey platform, the company said.
They also will have the option of charging for their solutions beginning in January, the company said.
“We have always collaborated with other Episys users to share code and ideas, and PowerOn Marketplace will improve that process exponentially,” said an initial user, Dan Davis, vice president of finance and IT at the $103 million Financial Plus Credit Union in Des Moines, Iowa.
Symitar will continue to provide its own product development and product integrations, the company said.
Symitar joins Open Solutions in offering credit union customers a marketplace for software collaboration. That company launched its DNAappstore last year.